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October 2017

Germany vs. France: Pfalz, Baden, Alsace, Bourgogne

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Colonnade, 2801 New Mexico Ave NW DC 20032 United States + Google Map

German wine lovers! We are excited to present another tasting in Washington, DC. This time, we will be comparing wines from Germany with wines from France. More specifically, we will compare Germany’s Baden and Pfalz regions with French wines from Burgundy and Alsace. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Friday October 27, 2017.The tasting will be led by Annette Schiller, long-time member of the German Wine Society. We will start off with two Crémants from Burgundy and Alsace. Crémants are…

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September 2017

Oktober Weinfest

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
German Embassy House, 1900 Foxhall Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Dear German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wine,JOIN US FOR OKTOBER WEINFEST AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY!  In Germany Oktoberfest is celebrated beginning in September, and so we are returning to the German Embassy House for our Oktober Weinfest on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The Embassy House doors will open at 6:30 pm for registration of guests, and to allow you to enjoy some welcoming sekt and hors d’oeuvres before the main tasting begins.  The theme…

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August 2017

German Chardonnay Tasting

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Christian and Annette Schiller, 6404 Woodsong Ct
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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Registration closed.We are excited to present another small group tasting at the home of Christian and Annette Schiller in McLean, Virginia, this time for a comparison of the classic French Chardonnays of Chablis and the up-and-coming Chardonnays of Germany. Yes, that’s right, German Chardonnay!Not much Chardonnay from Germany makes it to the United States, but Christian and Annette Schiller have brought some back with them from their recent trip to Germany. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Saturday 12 August…

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July 2017

Field Trip to Otium Cellars

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Otium Cellars, 18050 Tranquility Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132 United States
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Registration closedGet ready for a summer field trip! The Capital Chapter of the German Wine Society is making another field trip to Otium Cellars in beautiful Loudoun county. The German owner of Otium Cellars, Gerhard Bauer, specializes in German/Austrian varietals including Grauburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Spätburgunder, Lemberger and Dornfelder. He also runs an on-site equestrian facility that breeds world class Hanoverian horses. There is also a working farm with pigs, chickens and ducks. And the setting is quite picturesque to boot.…

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June 2017

Guided Tasting (San Francisco Chapter)

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is an event for our affiliate San Francisco chapter. Please see our blog post outlining the event if you are in the area to attend and work with the San Francisco chapter for registration.

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Banquet at Elizabeth’s on L Street

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elizabeth’s, 1341 L Street NW
Washington, 20005 United States
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For our final Anniversary event, we will have exclusive access for the evening at an elegant Federalist townhouse in downtown Washington.   We will enjoy an extensive menu specially selected for us, paired with fine German wines, including high-prädikat ones, with several from the famed Mosel producer J.J. Prüm reserved for just such a special occasion.   Enter the townhouse from L Street.   Guests will receive sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, then proceed to the second floor where the banquet will take place.  …

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Luncheon and Members Meeting at the Cosmos Club

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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The Members Dining Room on the 2nd floor of the Cosmos Club, in a grand mansion at the heart of Washington’s Embassy Row near Dupont Circle, will be the site of our own membership meeting and seated buffet luncheon this day, accompanied by several delicious German wines.   For those driving, parking is available to the rear of the Cosmos Club, and charges are included in the price of the event.  During the lunch members will vote to elect officers and…

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Reception at the German Embassy

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
German Embassy, 4645 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, 20007 United States
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You can celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our society where it began!  As we have done for other anniversary events and national conventions, we will offer a tour of the wine regions of Germany, with a representative wine from all 13 regions (even the ones that don’t normally export here) along with a selection of catered hors d’oeuvres and other food.   For this anniversary, the Embassy reception will be FREE for members, and limited to members of U.S. GWS chapters…

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May 2017

Austro-Hungarian Wine Tasting

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Europe Restaurant, 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Coat of Arms of Austria-HungaryTravel back in time to the splendors of fin-de-siècle Vienna and Budapest!   Taste the wines and foods of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on Friday May 19th at 7:00 pm.  GWS member Jim Palanchar will be presenting 15 diverse wines from 10 of the 12 countries which today include territory formerly belonging to Austria-Hungary.  This adventurous tasting will take place at Old Europe Restaurant, which will provide a buffet featuring classic highlights of Austro-Hungarian cuisine.It was famously said…

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April 2017

Riesling vs Chenin Blanc Tasting

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Ness Room, 3001 Veazey Terrace NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Happy Spring, German wine lovers! We are excited to present another tasting in Washington, DC. This time, we will be comparing wines from Germany’s noble grape Riesling with French wines made from the Chenin Blanc grape. Many wine tasters who love Riesling may have a new favorite in Chenin Blanc! We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Friday April 21st, 2017.German Wine Society board member Al Friedman will present on the similarities and differences between Chenin Blanc and Riesling. We will…

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